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by BrianK
Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Visit ABBEY ROAD Studio Two in person, March...
Replies: 3
Views: 1546

Visit ABBEY ROAD Studio Two in person, March...

I haven't seen this posted here, forgive me if it's around, but I did a search and thought someone MIGHT be interested... It's the 80th Anniversary of Abbey Road studios this year, a loooong time for a studio to be in business. That's a lot of history, and they've asked Kevin Ryan and I to come lect...
by BrianK
Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording the Beatles. . .Damaged?
Replies: 20
Views: 9018

Thanks Justine. I'm sorry it got to that point, just glad we found out about this and could handle your thing. Enjoy the book!
by BrianK
Sun Nov 14, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording the Beatles. . .Damaged?
Replies: 20
Views: 9018

Thanks Tom, did you just get one? All the domestic orders have shipped this last week and most have arrived. Glad you feel it's worth the wait, we'd prefer NO wait, but it happens when we reorder just before Fall, they are printing tons of books for Christmas season and it goes 3x slower in Sept-Nov...
by BrianK
Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:53 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording the Beatles. . .Damaged?
Replies: 20
Views: 9018

As I've said to you in emails, I'll send you my last book here. FREE to you for the book or shipping, and I've asked if your card company DID cancel the charge or not. If not WE will make sure it's refunded first. Your grievances are solid and true, and helped us find out some things that were certa...
by BrianK
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:08 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording the Beatles. . .Damaged?
Replies: 20
Views: 9018

OK - here's what I found out. The mail had been coming in, all with the same question "When are books coming", which is something there was no NEW answer to (other than what is on the website already). So the webmaster had put up an AutoReply and it had somehow stopped after a few days. So no one go...
by BrianK
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording the Beatles. . .Damaged?
Replies: 20
Views: 9018

Hi Justine - this is Brian Kehew. One of the authors of the book. It WAS sold out - and the website said so, but some people did not notice and ordered books. It takes months to get them when they sell out. We've always offered people a refund IF they order a book and cannot wait. Even if they order...
by BrianK
Sat Apr 28, 2007 3:34 am
Forum: People/Places/Things
Topic: Seattle- "Recording the Beatles" event at EMP
Replies: 16
Views: 4093

Glad you guys made it. This was the first time we've had a public talk since our book was released. No one knew how popular it might be, so Kevin and I let AES (who proposed this) do most of the publicity. (Good thing we didn't do more, as unfortunately, a lot of people were turned away.) As it was,...
by BrianK
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:38 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Recording the Beatles. . .Damaged?
Replies: 20
Views: 9018

Hi - I just saw this thread. Your book was damaged, and while that is the fault of the shipping, we will replace it. The books almost always arrive in great shape, so it's not the fault of the packing. It is definitely rougher than normal handling. We want you to have a nice clean book (the "tape bo...
by BrianK
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: How many have pre-ordered "Recording The Beatles"
Replies: 41
Views: 18180

The next printing of the book arrives soon - all those who ordered should keep an eye on the mailbox.... and Thanks!
by BrianK
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: Emerick - Magic Alex? TO #57
Replies: 12
Views: 6592

He was a close friend of theirs for a while in the late '60s. He is not as useless as legend has made him out to be. He had an electronics repair business before he met the Beatles. BUT he had very very ambitious ideas (usually based on other people's work) and told the Beatles he could do them. On ...
by BrianK
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:44 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Van Halen's first record
Replies: 14
Views: 3555

BTW - they used two mics on his amps (I know as I've seen the master tapes), one channel very dark and one kinda bright. Together, they make "that sounds" but not one by itself. The echoes were also 1/4" machine, especially as heard on "Eruption". They also used Compex limiters in addition to 1176. ...
by BrianK
Sun Dec 03, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Van Halen's first record
Replies: 14
Views: 3555

There is NOT just reverb on the right speaker! I don't know why everyone keeps saying this. It's just masking - the guitar is on the Left and covers up most of the sound behind it, like the STEREO plate reverb they used! Not somethiung they planned other than they had a single guitar track panned ha...
by BrianK
Sun Dec 03, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Listen to Music
Topic: Piper at the Gates of Dawn - Crap production?
Replies: 28
Views: 6072

Hmmm. I basically disagree. I think they were pushing boudaries of sound - not JUST HiFi tone. They were doing what later became popular (and had been on Sgt Pepper), which is modifying sounds. Astronomy Domine is really well-produced: it brings OUT that song you love, and the layered vocals are cho...
by BrianK
Fri Dec 01, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Creative Recording
Topic: Anyone have anything to say about HAR-BAL?
Replies: 3
Views: 864

Yes, 1) It's very good. It is NOT a miracle cure. But it works well. It is ONLY EQ, so not true mastering (which may involve compression and limiting, and a smart, pro mastering guy knows how these three INTERACT). 2) It helps you most when your speakers are not "perfect" mastering speakers. You don...
by BrianK
Wed Nov 22, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Tape Op Magazine
Topic: How many have pre-ordered "Recording The Beatles"
Replies: 41
Views: 18180

At the moment, the books have sold out the first pressing - thanks to everyone who got one. There are several thousand more coming soon, but we don't know when. However, if you're thinking of one as a Christmas present, we'll at least send you some things to put under the tree... We just got home fr...